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Old 10-24-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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New 55 Gallon Aquarium Setup, Cool Fish Ideas?

This is my second 55 gallon aquarium, my first one is all tropical community fish, I want my second one to be more aggressive fish, and it seems the aggressive fish look cooler too, such as cichlids.

I like bright colored fish, and the cichlids just look awesome.

What are your recommendations/suggestions?

Pros/cons?

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Old 10-24-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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I don't see a pic
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There is no pic...was asking for recommendations for cool looking fish for my second aquarium...
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:44 PM   #4
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africans, as you can get whole colonies of them with loads of different personalities like with mbuna, and the colours are stunning.
pros: great colour variations, easy to feed, individual personalities, breed usually quite well
cons: some can be very nasty, some wont breed at all for aaaages, they can poop alot, conditions must be ideal.
options for ur tank from africans:
- colony of mbuna, hap, peacock or similar
- big angel or kribensis tank
- colourful like jewel cichlids
- wierd like african buffalo cichlid colony
options for ur tank from americans:
- an oscar or JD
- convicts, red devils or texas cichlids and similar
- discus (very pretty!)
- blood parrots or severums
- keyhole, firemouth etc
- not sure about flowerhorn - ur tank may be too small.

there are hundreds of other possibilities for both types, but these are my guidelines lol xxx
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I wouldn't do an oscar in a 55g. At least a 75. You could do a JD. Very pretty, and aggressive.
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